Tuition & Fees

$37,808

$37,808

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
65%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
700-800
15%
600-699
49%
500-599
35%
400-499
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
48%
400-499
13%
30-36
39%
24-29
41%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
57%
18-23
24%
12-17
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
56%
18-23
15%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,927
Declined + 1,527
Total Received 5,454
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Private (nonprofit)

4,797

undergraduate students

3,943

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 5409
ACT 0838

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School Facts

Mercer University, founded in 1833, is a private university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Macon, 85 miles south of Atlanta.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,740
Established in 1833
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Macon, GA

150-acre campus in Macon (population: 152,663), 85 miles south of Atlanta; branch campus in Atlanta. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Atlanta. Public transportation serves campus.

Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207-0001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 27% of male students
 
8 sororities 29% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
37%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
65%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
700-800
15%
600-699
49%
500-599
35%
400-499
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
48%
400-499
13%
30-36
39%
24-29
41%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
57%
18-23
24%
12-17
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
56%
18-23
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline October 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,927
Declined + 1,527
Total Received 5,454

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Considered

Class rank
Interview
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Penny L. Elkins
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 840-8577
F: 478 301-2828
admissions@mercer.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 637-2378
F: 478 301-2671

Financial Aid Officer

Maria Hammett
Associate Vice President of Financial Planning
hammett_ma@mercer.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cricket, CrossFit, fencing, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

cricket, CrossFit, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

flag football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jim Cole (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Sybil Blalock (women's)
Women's Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Conference
Mascot
Toby Bear
School colors
orange and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Business
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemical Commerce
Chemistry
Christian Ministry
Church Music
Classical Studies
Clinical Medical Psychology
Clinical Mental Health
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
Communication
Communication Studies
Comparative Jurisprudence in International Business/Trade Law
Computational Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counselor Education/Supervision
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Public Safety
Curriculum/Instruction
Divinity
Drama/Theatre Arts
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood/Special Education
Early Learning/Development
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Systems
Ethnic/Regional Studies
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Therapy
Finance
French
German
Global Development Studies
Global Health
Graphic Design
Health Informatics
Health Science
Higher Education Leadership
History
Holistic Child
Holistic Education
Human Resource Management
Human Services
Independent/Charter School Leadership
Individualized Major
Individualized Studies
Industrial Management
Informatics
Information Sciences/Technology
International Affairs
International Business
Journalism
Latin
Law
Law/Public Policy
Laws
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Studies
Medical Science Physician Assistant
Medicine
Middle Grades Education
Ministry
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music in Church Music
Music in Collaborative Piano
Music/Conducting
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Performance
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Philosophy of Nursing
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Preclinical Sciences
Psychology
Public Health
Reading
Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religion
Risk Management/Insurance
Sacred Music
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/History
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Education/Sciences
Sociology
Software Engineering
Software Systems
Southern Studies
Spanish
Sports Marketing/Analytics
Teacher Leadership
Technical Communication
Technical Communication Management
Technical Management
Theatre
Theological Services
Women/Gender Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

8,740

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

55%

4,797
students

Female
62%
2,984

Male
38%
1,813

45%

3,943
students

Female
66%
2,583

Male
34%
1,360

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

4,259
students

Female
61%
2,571

Male
39%
1,688

12%

538
students

Female
77%
413

Male
23%
125

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
28%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.40
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


800 840-8577
admissions@mercer.edu

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